The goal being to spend less time on the mundane and more time on the creative.
Lets take a look at the feature list, one by one.
Select and Deselect Primary Variant
Select and Deselect Primary Variant is a new menu item, useful for returning to a single selected image in the Viewer or removing the Primary from a selection.
For example, if I have a few images selected like so…
…and I want to select the Primary only, simply choose the new command.
This returns the selection to the Primary only…
For a shortcut, you can also Shift-Click the Primary Variant to deselect the others.
Selecting and Moving through ‘Sets’
Sets are a new feature that provides a unique and powerful way to move through sets of images for comparison and rating purposes. This is most likely one of the top two new features that is worth spending time to master, especially when working collaboratively on set with clients, models or stylists.
Selecting two or more images then classes them as a ‘Set’. So by using the new Select Next or Previous Set command, the following or preceding images are then selected.
As you know, multiple selections are displayed alongside in the Viewer. Moving to the next set selects the equivalent number of images in the collection; until you reach the end.
Note that we have already predefined a Short cut key, Option/Alt+Arrow, so you can move through sets quickly. Once in a set you can use CMD/CTRL+Arrow to change the Primary Variant.
Therefore think of this workflow…
1. Define a set (This should be two or more images, depending on how many you want to review at a time)
2. Move through the set adding ratings or color tags with your preferred shortcuts. (NOTE – turn off Edit all selected Variants so that images in the set can be rated individually.
3. Move to the next set until all images are rated.
This is a big speed boost from having to make a new selections each time a set was dealt with.
Simple but useful! If you are working in a Catalog or Session with multiple collections a new menu item means you can move through them, even without the Library tool open. A default shortcut exists too.
Select by Same Variant Position
If you have a collection with a number of image clones, you can now choose to select by that same Variant position. Its also been added to the Select By Same… dialog which was added in Capture One 9.1
Select from Filename List
One of the most useful new features in Capture One 9.2 is the ability to select images based on a simple list. This will help enormously when receiving select lists from clients and no longer having to pick your way through large collections.
You will find it in a new Menu item that was added in Capture One 9.1 – Select By.
The Filename List… dialog gives you a few options on adding the list…
The simplest way is to copy / paste the list from your client in the the window and choose how the filenames are separated from the Delimiter drop down menu.
In this case each file name starts on a New line.
In case you have sent JPEGs to the client and you are browsing RAW files, a handy tip is to check the Ignore File Extension box, then only the filename is taken into account.
Once you hit OK, images in the current collection that match the file name list are selected.
This ties in very nicely with the next feature Create Album from Selection.
Any selection can be instantly turned into an Album. Simply select any images or of course those generated from the Filename list, and choose Create Albums From, by right-clicking on any image.
This instantly creates a new album with all your selects. Easy!
Everything we have seen so far is also available in the Keyboard Shortcuts editor. So if you feel that any of the new features mentioned are going to be useful, be sure to add them as a shortcut.
Additionally the cursor shortcuts (e.g. c to enter the crop tool, are also now editable)
Aside from new shortcuts and easier workflows we have also added a couple of other things in too.
The popular new feature Create Masked Layer from Color Selection can now be done on a batch of images.
Create colour selections on a group of images then choose Create Masked Layer from Selection on one of those images. The mask creation will then be done as a batch. This could be very useful if a lot of skin tone masking is going to be done. Or the same edits on a similar garment in a set.
Better TIF File Color Consistency
TIF file handling has been steadily improving in Capture One and now in Capture One 9.2 the colour handling has been improved so that the TIF file matches the RAW fil,e if both are displayed in Capture One.
So there we have it! A host of new features in Capture One 9.2 that is going to accelerate your workflow once again.
Don’t forget if you have Capture One 9.x this is a free upgrade. If you are on version 7 or 8, then it’s available at a special discount.
Finally, as this is a ‘dot release’ even if you have trialled Capture One before, the trial period is reset to 30 days so you get another chance to try again.
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